Digital Books Taxonomy: From Text E-Books to Digitally Enriched E-Books in Folklore Education Using the iPad

Alexandros Kapaniaris, Maria Gasouka, Dimitris Zisiadis, Eleni Papadimitriou, Evangelia Kalogirou


From the first text electronic books (e-books) to the latest digitally enriched e-books a long distance has been covered. E-book market blossoms while technologies for enhanced e-book development advance rapidly, leading to a surge in the demand for enhanced e-books, especially in education. This paper refers to electronic books and the way simple text e-books can be transformed into enriched e-books. An attempt is also made to highlight the role of enriched e-books in folklore education. Within the above framework, taking into account the rapid growth of electronic books and the availability of several development tools the following approach was adopted: a) Definition of an e-book taxonomy referring to the types and attributes of e-books in order to provide a helpful guide for those who choose to introduce e-books in their teaching meaningfully, b) Specification of the development process of enriched e-books through several applications such as the iBook for iPad, the most prominent candidate for e-book enhancement, c) Identification of the specifications and the process to create learning objects that can be used as enriching digital resources in enriched e-books.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2013.v4n11p316

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